Thursday is the Big Reveal Ultrasound, and for some reason I have it in my head that this is the point at which the reality of a second pregnancy and child will begin to sink in. I’m kind of dying to know if Xander will have a baby sister or brother (90% of the time he says “fiffer,” but this morning he said “budder,” so, you know, UNRELIABLE) and not really able to focus on anything other than that.
So I’m distracting myself this week by trying to stay busy. Play dates and story time and movie nights and WHATEVER. I am just so tired of worrying about which name we like for which flavor baby. (Spoiler! We won’t tell anyone until he/she is here.)
Other ways I’ve been keeping busy:
- I booked a trip to go visit my parents in Alabama for Thanksgiving. It’s a compromise for not really being able to do Christmas. 1), I’ll be hugely pregnant and within 6 weeks of my due date and (probably) not able to fly and 2), JS prefers being home at Christmas because he used to travel around the holidays a lot. I’ve really enjoyed the quiet holidays we’ve had together so far, but I also want to see my family, so this is a nice way of getting both! We’ll do a big Thanksgiving, and a quiet Christmas in VT. Win/win. Now I’ve started menu planning. YAY!
- Fall is starting, and Xander LOVES going for walks, so we’ve been making the most of the slightly cool weather and the beginnings of colorful leaves. This weekend we all went out, Tonks included, and wandered around a local park with an off leash dog area. Tonks loves getting to run around, and Xander loves to stare and laugh hysterically at her antics.
- New recipes! I got the Weelicious cookbook and have had a lot of fun working my way through some of the recipes. So far all but one (a veggie heavy salad dressing that I tried to pass off as dipdip instead of catsup) have been huge hits with Xander. I like it because I was getting kind of bored with the same recipes I’ve been using and also frustrated that Xander was not eating anything that wasn’t beige or a cookie. All it took on both fronts was a little encouragement to be creative again.